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What’s a ScaVenture?

On an offline ScaVenture, you will navigate your way through streets, alleys and markets, engaging with sites and stories.    On an online ScaVenture (sometimes known as Quarantine Quests) you will play a themed group game, engaging with friends, families and groups from wherever you are in the world!  Let’s escape the ordinary, enjoy this awesome world and stay safe together! We like to think of our games as a cross between a scavenger hunt and adventure of discovery – that’s why we call them ScaVentures!

Exciting Games

Years of ScaVenturing

ScaVenture Participants So Far

Tali Tarlow

Founder and Director

An experienced teacher and informal educator, Tali has developed curriculum,teacher guides, educational websites and experiential programs. Today she develops Israel ScaVenture routes, trains and manages a team of more than 20 guides and oversees scavenger hunt programs for groups of all sizes and types. Tali made her way from Cape Town, South Africa to Israel. She is wife to Daniel and mother to Ayelet, Eliana, Na’ama and Shai.  E-mail: tali@israelscaventures.com

Lisa Revivi

Tour Operator Liaison

A vibrant and passionate individual, Lisa is in charge of managing and growing relationships with our tour operator partners. Lisa has a diverse number of interests and hobbies which she effectively balances and enjoys. Lisa’s dynamic personality and creative problem-solving abilities make her an invaluable asset to the Israel ScaVenture team!
E-mail: lisa@israelscaventures.com

Yom Tov Frumin

Project Manager

Having served as a commander in an elite IDF unit, Yom Tov has the experience to manage teams, devise strategies and see projects through to successful completion.  Completing a degree in psychology and economics, Yom Tov brings his diverse interests and knowledge to the ScaVentures team.  Yom Tov love working at Israel ScaVentures because he considers life to be an awesome scavenger hunt! E-mail: yomtov@israelscaventures.com

Meet Some of Our Staff!

 

In the Media

Quarantine Quest

You can play one  1.5 hour online team missions game that can be played together or remote, or a 5 day experience culminating in a grand finale!  Participants will be divided into teams according to quarantine house. Each team competes against the other to complete missions within a set time. Missions are completed in stages and as teams gather enough points in each stage the next stage is opened. At the end of the game the winning team is announced.

How does an online ScaVenture work?

This is an online team challenge that can be played from home or anywhere in the world. You assemble your group (you can be physically together or separate), you divide your group into teams and each team competes against the other to complete missions within a set time. Missions are  completed in stages and as teams gather enough points in each stage the next stage is opened.Teams  work together to complete the missions and create videos or photos that prove that they have done that.There is a mix of mission types that include anything from researching a random topic, to putting together an online game to challenging someone to a lip sync competition. All games have an element of “doing good” in the world as part of the game.   Most games are around 1.5 hours, they are played on our platform and our staff run the game and give you any technical support that you need. Each team will need a computer and at least one phone per location of participant for taking pictures/filming clips. 

More info about online ScaVentures:

  • What is a scaventure?  We like to think of our games as a cross between a scavenger hunt and adventure of discovery – that’s why we call them ScaVentures!
  • Where do I play the game? An online ScaVenture can be played from home or from anywhere. You do not need to be with your group in person.
  • How is this game Corona safety compliant?   This game is played remotely or in small capsules. You will be using your own materials.
  • How long should it take? A classic ScaVenture is around 1.5 hours, but can be shorter or longer – ask us about it.
  • Do I need to book in advance? Yes.
  • Will I need a guide from your staff? The game is played on our platform and our staff run the game and give you any technical support that you need.
  • How many people is this meant for? Minimum – 8 participants. Maximum – no maximum.
  • Who are you Scaventures? ScaVentures is the tour company, based in Israel that explores a narrative of places, people and events. Our mission is to Educate, Engage and to Inspire families and groups while providing them with an adventurous exciting and fun experience. Our most popular games are run, in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Tzfat and we also run customized games throughout the world. Since founded almost ten years ago, we have created over twenty games in Israel and abroad, and trained over fifty guides to work in four languages. More than thirty thousand participants have participated in our ScaVenture games.
  • Is there lots of walking? None, unless you are asked to do a specific missions that involve walking.
  • What do I need? One computer per house playing and one smart phone per house playing.
  • Price? Israel: 900 NIS for up to 25 participants. Every additional participant: 30 NIS.    USA: $255 up to 25 participants, every additional participant $8.50. Discounts available for groups bigger than 100 participants.

Price

Israel: 900 NIS for up to 25 participants. Every additional participant: 30 NIS.
USA: $255 up to 25 participants, every additional participant $8.50.
Discount for groups larger than 100 participants.

 

Bar/Bat Mitzvah Scavenger Hunt

This will be one of the highlights of your Israel Bar/Bat Mitzvah trip.  On an Israel ScaVenture you will participate in an adventure of navigation and at the same time you will discover your own place in the amazing tapestry of Jewish History. Bar Mitzvah and Bat Mitzvah Scavenger Hunts can take place on any of our Scavenger Hunt routes in Jerusalem and outside of it.  Bar/Bat Mitzvah participants are awarded with a beautiful Bar/Bat Mitzvah certificate of participation.

How does a classic ScaVenture (eg bar/bat mitzvah scavenger hunt) work?

  1. Each group is divided into teams.
  2. Each team will receive a pack that includes maps, stickers, information sheets, notepads, pencils, picture packs and more.
  3. Each person on the team has a role. There is a leader, detective, note keeper, navigator, historian, photographer, and more.
  4. Using the pack you received, the above team members will navigate from the first station to the last station. At each station, the historian will relay the story, the team leader will engage the team with the missions, and the detective will look for pictures. Each team member will play his/her role to complete the missions and to solve the mystery of the picture pack before moving on to the next station!
  5. Teams compete against each other to reach the final station in the best time and with the right answers!
  6. When all the teams have reached the final station, the game leader will sum up the experience and prizes will be awarded to winning teams.
  7. Because the game is meaningful as well as fun, the bar/bat mitzvah child will receive a certificate. 

 

More info about classic ScaVentures:

  • What is a scaventure?  We like to think of our games as a cross between a scavenger hunt and adventure of discovery – that’s why we call them ScaVentures!
  • Where do I play the game? A classic scaventure is played in the actual site. We have more than 25 games all over Israel, and we are developing more worldwide.  You can see the options of classic games here.
  • How is this game Corona safety compliant?   This game is played in small capsules and social distancing is ensured.  All materials are cleaned and sterile. 
  • A classic ScaVenture is around 2 hours, but can be shorter or longer – ask us about it.
  • Do I need to book in advance? Yes!
  • Will I need a guide from your staff?  The ScaVentures Game Leader is our staff member.   The magic of the game is in your navigation and the discovery of the secrets of the sites. The game leader explains the game, visits the teams at certain stations, will add information when appropriate, mark team progress and make sure the game is running smoothly.
  • How many people is this meant for? Minimum – 6 participants. Maximum – no maximum.
  • Who are you Scaventures? ScaVentures is the tour company, based in Israel that explores a narrative of places, people and events. Our mission is to Educate, Engage and to Inspire families and groups while providing them with an adventurous exciting and fun experience. Our most popular games are run, in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Tzfat and we also run customized games throughout the world. Since founded almost ten years ago, we have created over twenty games in Israel and abroad, and trained over fifty guides to work in four languages. More than thirty thousand participants have participated in our ScaVenture games.
  • Is there lots of walking? If you can do a short walk around your neighborhood you can do this.
  • What do I need? We provide it all, just come in comfortable shoes, with drinking water and high spirits.

Price

1320 NIS for up to 15 participants /1870 NIS for up to 25 participants / 2200 NIS for up to 35 participants. Each additional participant 40 NIS.
Be in touch with us for prices for the Bar/Bat Mitzvah program.

 

Nachlaot Scavenger Hunt

Nachlaot is one of Jerusalem’s best-kept secrets, and on this tour game, you will discover this colorful, surprising and eclectic neighborhood.  On your navigation adventure, you will get to know the pioneers of the early Jerusalem neighborhood, you will make your way through alleys with timeless charm and you will peek into the Machaneh Yehuda market – all this while engaging with the unique Nachlaot vibe. The Nachlaot Scavenger Hunt is great for families, for youth, for student and adult groups, for synagogue missions and Bar/Bat Mitzvah groups.  You can do one of our classic scaventures in Nachlaot, or you can download the ScaVentures City Dash app, and play the Nachlaot City Dash. 

How does a classic ScaVenture (eg Nachlaot scavenger hunt) work?

  1. Each group is divided into teams.
  2. Each team will receive a pack that includes maps, stickers, information sheets, notepads, pencils, picture packs and more.
  3. Each person on the team has a role. There is a leader, detective, note keeper, navigator, historian, photographer, and more.
  4. Using the pack you received, the above team members will navigate from the first station to the last station. At each station, the historian will relay the story, the team leader will engage the team with the missions, and the detective will look for pictures. Each team member will play his/her role to complete the missions and to solve the mystery of the picture pack before moving on to the next station!
  5. Teams compete against each other to reach the final station in the best time and with the right answers!
  6. When all the teams have reached the final station, the game leader will sum up the experience and prizes will be awarded to winning teams.

More info about classic ScaVentures:

  • What is a scaventure?  We like to think of our games as a cross between a scavenger hunt and adventure of discovery – that’s why we call them ScaVentures!
  • Where do I play the game? A classic scaventure is played in the actual site. We have more than 25 games all over Israel, and we are developing more worldwide.  You can see the options of classic games here.
  • How is this game Corona safety compliant?   This game is played in small capsules and social distancing is ensured.  All materials are cleaned and sterile.
  • A classic ScaVenture is around 2 hours, but can be shorter or longer – ask us about it.
  • Do I need to book in advance? Yes.
  • Will I need a guide from your staff?  The ScaVentures Game Leader is our staff member.   The magic of the game is in your navigation and the discovery of the secrets of the sites. The game leader explains the game, visits the teams at certain stations, will add information when appropriate, mark team progress and make sure the game is running smoothly.
  • How many people is this meant for? Minimum – 6 participants. Maximum – no maximum.
  • Who are you Scaventures? ScaVentures is the tour company, based in Israel that explores a narrative of places, people and events. Our mission is to Educate, Engage and to Inspire families and groups while providing them with an adventurous exciting and fun experience. Our most popular games are run, in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Tzfat and we also run customized games throughout the world. Since founded almost ten years ago, we have created over twenty games in Israel and abroad, and trained over fifty guides to work in four languages. More than thirty thousand participants have participated in our ScaVenture games.
  • Is there lots of walking? If you can do a short walk around your neighborhood you can do this.
  • What do I need? We provide it all, just come in comfortable shoes, with drinking water and high spirits.

How does the ScaVentures Nachlaot City Dash Work?

  1. The ScaVentures City Dash was made for small groups who want to get out, explore and have fun at their own time and pace.  You don’t need to book staff or a slot, just download the game and go!  
  2. The ScaVentures City Dash is a navigation game that will take you to different points in an area/site.
  3. From the starting point you will navigate to each station on your map (you will download the map with the ScaVentures City Dash application). 
  4. At each station you will have info to read about the place, and missions and quizzes to completed (all of this is on the app)
  5. Once you have completed one station, you navigate to next. And so on. 
  6. We expect that the game will take you between 1.5 – 2 hours, but we have given you a 4 hour slot so you can really play at your own pace. 
  7. This game was designed to be played in location, or if you are stuck at home you can play it using google and google earth.

 

More info about ScaVentures City Dash:

  • What is a scaventure?  We like to think of our games as a cross between a scavenger hunt and adventure of discovery – that’s why we call them ScaVentures!
  • Where do I play the game? An ScaVentures City Dash was designed to play in the site, so you can get out and explore an area. But if you are stuck at home you can play the game online using the app, google and google earth.
  • How is this game Corona safety compliant?   This game is played in your small capsule. You do not need to come into contact with anyone other than your group. You will use your own phones.
  • How long should it take? We expect that the game will take you between 1.5 – 2 hours, but we have given you a 4 hour slot so you can really play at your own pace.
  • Do I need to book in advance? You do not need to book a slot, but you do need to download the app. You can download the ScaVentures City Dash here.
  • Will I need a guide from your staff? Nope.
  • How many people is this meant for? Minimum – 2 participants. Maximum – 7 participants.
  • Who are you Scaventures? ScaVentures is the tour company, based in Israel that explores a narrative of places, people and events. Our mission is to Educate, Engage and to Inspire families and groups while providing them with an adventurous exciting and fun experience. Our most popular games are run, in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Tzfat and we also run customized games throughout the world. Since founded almost ten years ago, we have created over twenty games in Israel and abroad, and trained over fifty guides to work in four languages. More than thirty thousand participants have participated in our ScaVenture games.
  • Is there lots of walking? If you can go for a walk around your neighborhood you can do this.
  • What do I need? One smart phone with a charged battery.

Price

Classic Nachlaot ScaVenture: 1320 NIS for up to 15 participants / 1870 NIS for up to 25 participant s/ 2200 NIS for up to 35 participants. Each additional participant 40 NIS.

Nachlaot ScaVenture Dash: 150 NIS per 3-7 participants

 

Did you hear this about the ScaVentures Jerusalem book?

The book is amazing!!! I’m  not exaggerating in the least when I tell you that I was reading the missions for Har Herzl yesterday and literally started crying!!!! (Like, full on tears-down-my-face-crying!!!)! The “last of their kin memorial” was what started the crying and then it just progressed from there 🙂 I don’t know how many times I’ve been there myself but still missed out on so much!!!  And the shuk mission… holy cow!!!! So so so much fun!!! Just picturing doing this made me giggle! As an educator and a former AVID NCSYer I absolutely LOVE the interactive/social element of these activities! Encouraging people (not just children) to interact with other people that they might otherwise not ever have any meaningful conversation with is absolutely incredible. I truly believe that these interactions are what will ultimately help to bring Moshiach… learning to understand and love others, even if they are so different from ourselves… what an invaluable lesson… and in the shuk no less!!!

BETH

When you are planning a trip to Jerusalem, searching for a unique bnei mitzvah activity, or seeking a family bonding adventure for the fraction of the cost of a tour guide or adventure park, ScaVentures Jerusalem: The Experiential Guidebook is for you. Click here to order one now!

Fred Reiss’s ScaVentures Jerusalem book review.

Jerusalem is surely a must-see by anyone visiting Israel, and author Tali K. Tarlow gives us an unusual twist to an epic visit – a scavenger hunt to find holy places, common places, and places out of the way; all within the City of Jerusalem. Read here.